Quad to Close Its Retail Insert Printing Plant in Dickson, TN, Resulting in Loss of 115 Employees
The loss of Gannett's USA Weekend supplement and a reduction in the circulation of Parade magazine have prompted Quad/Graphics to announce the permanent closure of its retail insert printing plant in Dickson, TN, effective next March. The move will result... more »
Former Owner of Philadelphia-Based Financial Printer Packard Press Dies in Accident
Philip Kendall, 85, the former owner of Philadelphia-based financial printer Packard Press and his companion were struck and killed while crossing the street near their home in Deerfield, FL, Wednesday night, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. An active businessman in the... more »

Five Gifts to Give Yourself for an Awesome 2015
Kelly Mallozzi   By Kelly Mallozzi
This week, Kelly Mallozzi shares five gifts that you can give yourself to help steer a successful new year.... more »
ABS Graphics Buys 72" Wohlenberg Cutter as It Consolidates into New 130,000-Square-Foot Plant
ABS Graphics Colter & Peterson   Consolidating its large-format and litho operations, ABS Graphics is moving into a new 130,000-square-foot facility just outside of Chicago. One of the first machines purchased for this new endeavor is a 72" Wohlenberg cutting system from Colter & Peterson. The... more »
Pick What You Want—and Go for It
Tom Williams   By Thomas J. Williams
Knowing from the get-go exactly what you want to accomplish by purchasing another firm puts you in a winning frame of mind and increases the acquisition's likelihood of success. At New Direction Partners, we know that when a prospective buyer... more »
Midtown Printing Is Renamed Modern Litho-St. Louis as Final Step of Merger
Following a successful merger between Modern Litho and Midtown Printing, Midtown will be changing its name to Modern Litho-St. Louis as of Jan. 1, 2015. As a result, Modern Litho-St. Louis now offers 40" press capabilities, enhanced digital and interactive... more »
The Dumbest Sales Rep Ever - Short Attention Span Webinar
SASW121914   With tongues planted firmly in cheeks, this week’s Short Attention Span Webinar covers what NOT to do as a salesrep, even though taking these suggestions will almost certainly arrive at success. Bill and Kelly go off the deep end on... more »
Digital Services Provider Atos to Acquire Xerox’s Information Technology Outsourcing Business
Atos and Xerox has announced their intention for Atos to purchase Xerox's ITO business for $1.05 billion and become a primary IT services provider for Xerox. This transaction will enable new levels of collaboration in client situations and innovative solutions... more »
Navigating the World of UV Printing to Add Value (Free Webinar Still Available On-Demand)
The "The Cold Cured Facts on UV Solutions for Sheetfed Printing Applications," Webinar presented by Clarence Penge, the vice president sheetfed, product management for Heidelberg USA, provided 30,000-foot perspective on the why-to question as well as granular look at the... more »
SGIA Announces 2015 Sustainability Recognition Program to Praise Efforts of SGIA Members
Members of SGIA can now apply to participate in the SGIA Sustainability Recognition Program. The purpose of this program is to recognize and applaud the sustainability efforts of SGIA members. Those who qualify will receive the Sustainability Recognition Award.... more »
Digital Fatigue Leads to a Renaissance of 'Old-Fashioned' Letterpress Printing
from The Economist
In the past few years a new generation of artists, graphic designers and others accustomed to digital life has rediscovered a process barely changed since its invention by Johannes Gutenberg over 500 years ago. Letterpress is "so old it's new,"... more »
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The New PrintScape: A Crash Course in Graphic Communications -- Self Study Package
The New PrintScape:  A Crash Course in Graphic Communications -- Self Study Package   This popular “orientation-in-a-box” program has been brought full up to date with this third edition and provides an overview of all aspects of the industry, including products, processes, workflow, job roles, safety, and more.

Familiarize yourself with all the new... more »
Guide to Integrated Marketing and Media Convergence
Guide to Integrated Marketing and Media Convergence   This book was developed to provide the printer or print provider with an understanding of the many new tools (legacy media and emerging technologies) available to them. When applied, these tools will help you develop new business for yourselves and... more »